September 22, 1998
"She was very, very determined. There was no impossibility to anything. She really tried to live that." JEANETTE BOLDEN, 1984 Olympic relay gold medalist and UCLA women's head track and field coach. * "People are still trying to catch the records she set more than 10 years ago. It's an amazing legacy. Many have tried and all have failed in terms of her records." CARL LEWIS, nine-time Olympic gold medalist. * "She was a role model for girls and young women in sports." BILL HYBL, U.S.
February 22, 1986
It was a night to remember for record setters Sergei Bubka, Diane Dixon and Jeanette Bolden, and for American record-setter Jackie Joyner in The Times-GTE Indoor Games on Friday at the Forum. It was also a night Bob Pullard of Reseda would just as soon forget. Pullard, a 34-year-old Los Angeles Police officer, was unable to clear his opening height of 15-6 in the Olympic Development pole vault competition.
April 17, 1992 |
The UCLA men's and women's track programs will be combined, beginning next year, in an effort to cut costs and comply with new NCAA restrictions regarding coaches. Judy Holland, UCLA senior associate athletic director, said Thursday that she had been examining such a move for two years, but that NCAA legislation enacted last year made the merger imperative. The new rules, effective Aug. 1, allow only four full-time coaches per sport, along with two part-time assistants and two volunteer coaches.
April 30, 2010 |
Mike Maynard, first-year men's track and field coach at UCLA, is feeling the pressure. The UCLA- USC dual meet is Saturday at UCLA's Drake Stadium, where the Bruin men have not lost in 33 years. "I'm well aware of the rivalry and the impact that it has on the community," said Maynard, who's in his 23rd year of coaching. "I've always watched this meet." USC holds a 41-35 overall advantage in the meet's 76-year history. The UCLA women lead their series against USC, 21-5, but the Trojans have won the last two years.
August 7, 1987
With just two days left before the opening of the Pan American Games, officials were searching for an extra 500 beds Thursday after being hit with a housing shortage even before all of the athletes had arrived in Indianapolis. Organizers originally estimated 4,500 people would have to be housed. They planned for a maximum of 5,100, but new estimates predict as many as 5,900 participants will be in Indianapolis for the Games, which begin with the opening ceremony Saturday night.
January 13, 1985
The first major track meet in the United States since the 1984 Olympic Games, the 26th annual Sunkist Invitational, will be held Friday at the Sports Arena. High school events will begin at 4:45 p.m., and the pole vault will start the open competition at 6:30. The meet has drawn many of the stars from the Games. Ruth Wysocki, who beat Mary Decker in the Olympic trials and since has criticized Decker's behavior at the games, will run against Decker in the 2,000-meter run.